About This Park

Set on 2,588 wooded acres near Glenville in West Virginia’s central region, Cedar Creek State Park’s rolling hills and wide valleys provide an ideal backdrop for a variety of recreational activities from hiking to fishing. Park highlights include a furnished one-room schoolhouse and a fully restored log cabin, which serves as the campground check-in station.

Cedar Creek State Park

Things to Do


859 attraction is located outside of the park.
  • Biking
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    Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
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    Golf
  • Hiking
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    Museums & Historical Sites
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Swimming
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History

Cedar Creek joined the state park system in 1955. Two buildings on park grounds allow guests to step back into West Virginia’s pioneer days. The park office, a fully restored log cabin, was formerly a Gilmer County historical landmark. A one-room schoolhouse, built in 1910, was moved to the park from Lewis County in 1989. The school has a tin roof, and is furnished with a pot-bellied stove, student desks, filled bookcases, blackboard and teacher’s desk. It is open to visitors on most Saturdays during the summer.

Accommodations

Cedar Creek State Park has a campground with sites for single campers, families and large groups, open April through October. West Virginia State Park campgrounds reservations are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year. Campgrounds are open on a first-come, first-serve basis through mid-October.

Group Camping

Gather a group for some good old camping fun! A 10-site group camp has water and electric, a group fire circle, grill pad, picnic tables and water fountain.

Trails

Fisherman’s Trail

This trail begins at the Athletic Field and meanders along Cedar Creek to the park boundary. Many anglers use this scenic trail to access their favorite fishing spots.
Distance 1.5 miles

Grassy Ridge Trail

This trail is a favorite shortcut from the swimming area to the Grass Ridge picnic area.
Distance 0.25 miles

Nightingale Trail

This trail runs above the picnic area and was laid out as a project of the Nightingale 4-H Club.
Distance 0.5 miles

North Boundary Trail

This trail is an extension of Two Run Trail and winds over interesting shale barrens to an area of large timber.
Distance 1 mile

Park View Trail

This rugged trail begins near the bridge across Cedar Creek and provides many scenic views of the park.
Distance 1.75 miles

Stone Trough Trail

This is a loop trail that begins at the campground and runs up Long Lick to its source. The trail then turns south and climbs a ridge where it passes a stone water trough, hand-carved from solid rock and believe to be more than 100 years old. South Trough then joins Two Run Trail to return to the campground.
Distance 2.5 miles

Two Run Trail

This trail begins at the campground and follows Two Run to its source. From there it follows a series of abandoned logging roads and animal trails until it meets Stone Trough Trail and returns to the campground.
Distance 2.5 miles
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Additional Information

Picnicking

Host a family get-together in a beautiful location. Several picnic sites and three large-group picnic shelters are located throughout the park and available for reservation. Book now before they fill up!

Nearby Attractions

North Bend State Park

This park has a lodge, restaurant, campground and a variety of recreational activities including guided programs in rock climbing and kayaking. The 72-mile North Bend Rail Trail runs through the park and accommodates hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. North Bend is located about 50 miles northwest of Cedar Creek State Park.

Burnsville Lake and Wildlife Management Area

This 968-acre lake is a popular fishing spot for largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskellunge, walleye and trout. The 12,579-acre WMA is a mixture of steep hills and flat creek bottoms, with hunting opportunities for deer, grouse, rabbit and turkey. The lake is located 40 miles east of Cedar Creek.

Bulltown Historic District

This area commemorates the Battle of Bulltown, the last significant Confederate offensive in West Virginia. The site includes Union trenches, Confederate soldier graves and a restored farm that reflects period living conditions of the area. The Bulltown Historic Center features artifacts from the battle and is only located about 30 miles east of Cedar Creek.

Glenville Golf Club

This gorgeous 9-hole, par 35 golf course has an annual membership base but is open to the public for individual games. Cart and club rentals are available on site and the club is only a 20 minute drive north of the park.

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